Ranieri performs ‘greatest miracle of career’ as Serie A side make history

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    Claudio Ranieri's Cagliari made Serie A history as they came back from 3-0 down to win in the sixth minute of stoppage time.

    Former Leicester City boss Ranieri has endured a struggling start to the season in Sardinia with his newly-promoted side, heading into Sunday's (October 29) home clash with Frosinone winless in their first nine games.

    It looked like things were going to go from bad to worse for the Tinkerman when the visitors headed into the break two to the good, with Cagliari midfielder Marco Mancosu also missing a penalty to add to their woes.

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    Frosinone's Marco Brescianini made it three less than four minutes after the restart and it looked to be game over. But some inspired changes by Ranieri turned the tide in remarkable fashion.

    Leonardo Pavoletti set up fellow substitute Gaetano Oristanio to draw one back with a little under 20 minutes to go, then Antoine Makoumbou reduced the deficit to just one shortly after.

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    Striker Pavoletti then became the hero, first levelling in the 90+4th minute before he found a dramatic last-gasp winner. A VAR check left hearts in mouths, but the goal stood and Ranieri was soon celebrating victory with his players.

    It's the first time in Serie A history that a team has fought back from 3-0 to win after the 70th minute, with one fan suggesting: "The greatest miracle of Claudio Ranieri’s career?!"

    Another hit back: "No bigger miracle than Leicester league champions." While one added: "Second greatest." Others were chuffed to see Ranieri get back to winning ways.

    "It feels so good to watch him succeed wherever he goes. Good things happens to good people," hailed one, and another commented: "He's the miracle man!"

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